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November 27th, 2010

City officials caution: Protect your pipes

November 27, 2010

With temperatures expected to dip below freezing several times in the coming week, officials with the city of Big Spring are urging water customers to use some foresight to keep the water lines in the homes from bursting.

Assistant City Manager Todd Darden said local residents can protect their property — and more to the point, their water lines — by taking measures as temperatures continue to drop in the Crossroads area.

Mishap ruins toys ready for children

November 27, 2010

Officials with Spring Tabernacle Ministries announced this week the church's annual toy drive had to be cancelled after severe water damage at the facility destroyed much of its supply of holiday gifts.

Mona Lue Tonn, pastor of Spring Tabernacle, said a problem with the installation of an evaporative cooler a few months ago led to the flooding, which caused serious damage in several of the rooms used to store the Christmas gifts, which included stuffed animals and clothes, among other items.

Police blotter

November 27, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday:
• TONY MOJICA CASTELLANO, 37, 1601 Avion, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
• HAYLEY ANN WIGINGTON, 22, 602 Highland, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated/open container.
• ROXANA PAYAN, 21, 538 Westover No. 228, was arrested on a charge of assault/family violence.
• JUSTIN CHARLES MELTON, 21, 3900 Parkway, was arrested on warrants charging failure to control speed, failure to display driver's license and failure to appear.

Marvin Wayne Burns

November 27, 2010

Marvin Wayne Burns of Big Spring passed away Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at a Lubbock hospital, two days before his 80th birthday. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Big Spring with the Rev. Barbara Kirk-Norris officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. The family will receive friends following the interment at the parish hall.

Maxine Teague

November 27, 2010

Maxine Teague, 74, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at her residence. Private family services will be at a later date.

November 26th

Howard College to celebrate 65th anniversary

November 26, 2010

On a county-wide ballot Nov. 17, 1945, Howard County citizens voted to create the Howard County Junior College District and elected seven representatives to serve on the school’s first board of trustees. Now, 65 years later, Howard College officials are taking a walk down memory lane as they begin a year-long recognition of the school’s 65th birthday.

Holidays bring festivities, but safety issues as well

November 26, 2010

While the Thanksgiving holiday means plenty of turkey, dressing and all the other trimmings, many area residents will look to trim something slightly taller and greener — their Christmas tree.

And while it offers the opportunity for kids young and old to enjoy the change in weather and seasonal cheer, it’s not a time to forget about safety, cautions Big Spring Fire Marshall Carl Condray.

Area playoffs: 'Kats face undefeated Ira Saturday in Big Spring

November 26, 2010

GARDEN CITY — On Monday, all the hoopla from the Garden City Bearkats' emotional playoff win against Borden County was over. Head coach Vance Jones made sure of that.

“We’re already past that. We’ve already celebrated that,” Jones said. “We’re focused on the next challenge.”

The players have apparently heard Jones’ message and should take it seriously, considering another undefeated team will be across the field at 6 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Big Spring.

Michael Angel Sarmiento

November 26, 2010

Michael Angel Sarmiento, 47, of Austin died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, in Austin. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Harlan (Gene) Welsh

November 26, 2010

Harlan E. (Gene) Welsh passed away at 1:59 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, in Scottsdale, Ariz., after a long illness. Services will be held at St. Anthony's Episcopal Church Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Interrment will be at the St. Anthony's Columbarium.

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